Event Reminder – RTC AUS 2013 – Last Minute Details

This information should arrive via email any moment… but just in case here it is again!!
Event Reminder 
Dear RTC Delegate!!

RTC Australasia 2013 is almost upon us. Below are details reconfirming your registration, accommodation, social functions and session selections. You will also find important information that may be helpful to you before arriving at the Conference.

Event: RTC Australasia 2013
When: Thursday, 16 May, 2013 – Saturday, 18 May, 2013
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Venue: The Langham, Auckland
Address: 83 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010

What to pack?

We recommend delegates wear smart casual attire during conference sessions. It is requested that guests wear smart casual attire to the Welcome Function and Friday Evening Dinner (offsite at The Wharf so we recommend you bring a warm jacket) and semi-formal attire to the Gala Dinner.

For those international delegates travelling to New Zealand, don’t forget your passport and ensure that it has 6 months validity beyond your travel dates.

Getting to the Conference
Airbus Express
Airbus Express is Auckland’s cheapest airport transfer service operating 24 hours a day. The Airbus Departs every 15 minutes from the domestic and international terminal stopping at various stops in the CBD (one stop being Symonds Street, near the Langham Hotel). Tickets cost NZD$16 one way or NZD$26 return per adult. For more information, please go to www.airbus.co.nz

Parking
The Langham, Auckland offers valet parking at the entrance of the Hotel for $35.00 per day. Alternatively a Tournament Parking Public Car Park is located at the rear of the hotel for guest convenience. RTC have negotiated a conference parking rate at the Tournament Car Park. The rate is NZ$16.50 for 24 hours (including as many entry & exits as the guest needs) however this needs to be pre-booked with Tournament, this rate will not be honoured without a prior booking. To make a booking please contact Karen Holland on DDI+64 9 306 0677 or MOB +64 21 829 665.

Other Transport Options
Auckland Taxis
The Langham Auckland is a 30 minute drive from Auckland International Airport. The average taxi fare from the airport to The Langham Hotel is NZ$85 depending on traffic.

Private Transfer
Super Shuttle takes the hassle out of getting to your destination from the airport taking, you from door-to-door. To calculate your cost or book online go to www.supershuttle.co.nz.

Directions if travelling by car
Driving directions from Auckland Airport

From Auckland Airport, turn left at Highway 20, through Highway 12, left turn onto the Southern Motorway. Take the Symonds Street exit and turn right onto Symonds Street. The Langham is located one block away on your left just after the next set of traffic lights at the Karangahape Road intersection.

Driving directions from the North
Head South on the Northern Motorway. After crossing the Auckland Harbour Bridge, take the Cook Street exit and continue along Mayoral Drive. Turn right onto Queen Street, and at the top of the hill turn left onto Karangahape Road. At the next set of traffic lights turn left onto Symonds Street, and The Langham is located 30 metres on the left hand side.

Driving directions from the South
Head North on the Southern Motorway. Take the Symonds Street exit and turn right onto Symonds Street. The Langham is located one block away on your left just after the next set of traffic lights at the Karangahape Road intersection.

Accommodation
If you have reserved accommodation via the conference registration site,  please refer to the Housing Reservation Details below.

The Langham Hotel Auckland
The hotel, check in time is 3:00pm. Accommodation booked through the Conference has been pre-paid on your behalf, including one breakfast in single rooms and two breakfasts for twin or double rooms. A credit card authorisation will be required on check in, to cover any incidental charges. All room requests are on an availability basis only and will be confirmed at check-in. All rooms at The Langham Hotel are non-smoking.

Registration Desk
The Conference registration desk will be located in the Great Room Lobby area on the function room level of the hotel. The desk will be open during the following hours:

Wednesday 15 May
4:00pm – 6:30pm
Thursday 16 May 7:30am – 6:00pm
Friday 17 May 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday 18 May 8:00am – 6:00pm

It is recommended that if you are arriving on Wednesday you take advantage of pre-registration, between the hours of 4:00pm and 6:30pm, to avoid queuing on Thursday morning.

You may contact the registration desk by phone on (+64-9) 300 2903 during the above mentioned hours.

RTC staff will be onsite from Tuesday 14 May. While we will have limited staff in the Sydney office at this time, you may also contact us on +64 21 083 72763.

RTC App
This year we have a new and improved conference app for all delegates, please visit the App Store or Google Play to download your free RTC Australasia 2013 conference app, proudly sponsored by CADLearning. Simply search RTC AUS 13 and enter the password rtcakl2013 to start connecting (no username is needed). The app is the place to view your personal agenda (showing the sessions that you selected at the time of registration), view venue and exhibition floor plans, read up on speaker details and session information, view the competition entries, read our live twitter feed and even provide your feedback to RTC.

Handouts
New to 2013, RTC will not be printing session handouts (except for the Lab classes) and these will instead be housed within the app. Simply click on the class information in the schedule icon and scroll to the bottom to find the handout and other materials provided by the speaker, alternatively click on the materials icon. If you wish to have a hard copy we recommend you print these for your sessions and bring along with you to the conference.

For those delegates that do not have access to the app, you can visit the HTML version at http://rtcaus13.crowdcompass.com/ and print the handouts from there (you will need the same password for access as mentioned above).

As always RTC will have all the materials for all sessions available to delegates after the conference.

To unlock the My Agenda and Materials icon you will need to enter your Mobile Code – (your code will be sent in your email). Alternatively you can enter your email address and click ‘Request a Mobile Code’ and an email will be sent to you confirming this code.

Don’t forget to have your push notifications turned on for up-to-date alerts or announcements!

SEE YOU SOON!! Safe journey to all!

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